"The New Topographics : Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape" was a 1975 exhibition that epitomized a key moment in American landscape photography (read more here).
"The 1975 exhibition New Topographics signaled a radical shift away from traditional depictions of landscape. Pictures of transcendent natural vistas gave way to unromanticized views of stark industrial landscapes, suburban sprawl, and everyday scenes not usually given a second glance. This restaging of the exhibition includes the work of all 10 photographers from the original show: Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Joe Deal, Frank Gohlke, Nicholas Nixon, John Schott, Stephen Shore, and Henry Wessel (read more via SFMOMA)."
Watch this video of Robert Adams talking about his work >> Art21, Robert Adams in "Ecology"
Here are some of my pedagogical musings, dabblings, wonderings and wanderings.